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Gov. pressures Senate to confirm appointees : Democrats accused of political games

Mar 02, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

SANTA FE - Gov. Susana Martinez is pressuring the Senate to act more quickly on a backlog of appointees awaiting confirmation hearings.

In a rare move, the Republican governor on Wednesday told the Senate she was withdrawing - at least temporarily - the nominations for 53 appointees to various state boards and commissions in a bid to make the Senate act more quickly on higher-profile appointees.

In a statement, Martinez spokesman Michael Lonergan accused two prominent Senate Democrat...